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7 GREAT REASONS TO VISIT MONTPELLIER

Creative, vibrant and captivating. Welcome to the heart of Montpellier Méditerranée !

Whether you are looking for an urban escapade, a reconnection with nature, a bold experience or simply good times together, let the Mediterranean ambiance and the 1,001 jewels of the region surprise and delight you.


A HISTORICAL, PEDESTRIAN CITY CENTRE

The oldest medical school in the Western world still in activity today, medieval streets, squares and fountains, courtyards of private manors and more... 1,000 years of history. A fantastic voyage !

BOLD ARCHITECTURE

Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Massimilino Fuksas, François Fontès, Sou Fujimoto and Ricardo Bofill... to name but a few! Fans of high-flying architecture and contemporary exploits, Montpellier is made for you!

A PROFOUNDLY MEDITERRANEAN LIFESTYLE

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole combines the conveniences of a big city with the sweet life: fragrant markets, vast pedestrian squares, lively sidewalk cafés and beaches you can reach by bicycle, not to mention the 300 days of sunshine each year.

A LEGACY OF NATURE

Maguelone Cathedral, a jewel of Romanesque art isolated on a peninsula surrounded by sea and ponds, the Méjean Nature Reserve, and the Camargue right nearby, when you leave Montpellier, nature takes over and adds to the richness of your stay.

 

LAND OF ARTISTS AND CREATIVITY

With a nationalopera house, international festivals where the greatest names in dance and music converge, brotherhoods of instrument makers and other craftsmen, the culture of pleasure waits for no one !

 

THE LARGEST WINE REGION IN THE WORLD

All around Montpellier, grapevines have been cultivated since Antiquity. A heritage to be sampled at the region’s restaurants, wine merchants and vineyards!

IN THE HEART OF A REGION OF GREAT SITES

Less than 2 hours from Montpellier you will find no fewer than six sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List: the town of Carcassonne, the Pont du Gard, the Canal du Midi, the routes of the Camino de Santiago, the Fortifications of Vauban in the Pyrenees, the Causses and the Cévennes.

Visit this page to learn more about sites to discover in the area around Montpellier.

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